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Motivation Matters: Differing Effects of Pre-Goal and Post-Goal Emotions on Attention and Memory
People often show enhanced memory for information that is central to emotional events and impaired memory for peripheral details. The intensity of arousal elicited by an emotional event is commonlyExpand
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Highly Prevalent but Not Always Persistent
Although past research has documented the prevalence of misconceptions in introductory psychology classes, few studies have assessed how readily upper-level undergraduate and graduate studentsExpand
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Emotion and False Memory
Emotional memories are vivid and lasting but not necessarily accurate. Under some conditions, emotion even increases people’s susceptibility to false memories. This review addresses when and whyExpand
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Accuracy and artifact: reexamining the intensity bias in affective forecasting.
Research on affective forecasting shows that people have a robust tendency to overestimate the intensity of future emotion. We hypothesized that (a) people can accurately predict the intensity ofExpand
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Accuracy and artifact: reexamining the intensity bias in affective forecasting.
Research on affective forecasting shows that people have a robust tendency to overestimate the intensity of future emotion. We hypothesized that (a) people can accurately predict the intensity ofExpand
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Alarming Events in the Corner of Your Eye: Do They Trigger Early Saccades?
Is the eye drawn to configurations of objects in the periphery that would imply imminent danger? In three separate studies, subjects viewed color photographs that were either innocuous (e.g., aExpand
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The Impact of Language and Response Format on Student Endorsement of Psychological Misconceptions
The present study examined the possibility that the language and response format used in self-report questionnaires influences how readily people endorse misconceptions. Four versions of a 40-itemExpand
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Forgetting feelings: Opposite biases in reports of the intensity of past emotion and mood.
Memory for feelings is subject to fading and bias over time. In 2 studies, the authors examined whether the magnitude and direction of bias depend on the type of feeling being recalled: emotion orExpand
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Emotion and false memory: How goal-irrelevance can be relevant for what people remember
ABSTRACT Elaborating on misleading information concerning emotional events can lead people to form false memories. The present experiment compared participants’ susceptibility to false memories whenExpand
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